Agitators and Mixers

Course Number: M-3025
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: J. Edward Hardin, P.E.
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Overview

In Agitators and Mixers , you'll learn ...

  • Water-based mixing operations
  • History of mixing; Different definitions of uniformity of mixing in various industries
  • Top mounted vs. bottom mounted mixers
  • Blade design influences on energy consumption

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 28 pages

Agitators and mixers have been around for centuries. They are still an essential part of processes in countless industries from manufacturing paint to treating water. As technology has progressed, so have mixing apparatus. Mixers, agitators and blenders continue to evolve as new requirements and new applications are identified and as technology increases. For example, not too long ago, energy costs were low. Thus, energy consumption of an agitator was not usually a major design consideration. Nowadays, however, energy costs are high enough to warrant consideration when designing or selecting a mixer for your application.

The course author, who has over 40 years of experience designing agitators and mixers for process applications, provides a wealth of information and "been there, done that" experience.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Water-based mixing operations
  • History of mixing; Different definitions of uniformity of mixing in various industries
  • Top mounted vs. bottom mounted mixers
  • Blade design influences on energy consumption
  • Mixing equipment shaft seals
  • High shear mixing; Turbine type agitators
  • Blade material selection and manufacturing methods to deal with corrosion
  • Blade design and its impact on performance
  • Baffle design and separation
  • Mixing applications for various industries, including paints, water treatment, washing/blending applications and slurries
  • Solids mixing applications
  • Mechanically assisted mixing apparatus, including ribbon blenders, double-cone blenders, and pant-leg blenders
  • Trough type mixers, including sigma blade blenders and pug mixers
  • Vessel design considerations in mixing applications

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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